Sandy Young 01

About Me

I am a multi award winning photographer based in central Scotland within 30 minutes of Glasgow & Edinburgh.

I run a client friendly business and have a great passion for photography.

My varied work reflects the importance of photography in illustrating news, products and events by presenting information to clients in the most attractive and effective way. He has developed a wealth of skills and experience where intuitive reaction to a particular situation, an awareness of story, as well as technical and creative skill and judgement all play a part in creating the best photographic opportunity.

My extensive experience over the last 20 years has led to his current recognised position within the media. Covering a variety of subjects ranging from news, business and politics to arts, culture and sport, he works both in the UK and overseas for national, regional and independent publications.

I have worked as a staff and freelance photographer and as a result, has experience of daily liaison with picture editors of national newspapers, selecting and prioritising photo calls and media opportunities and supplying photographs to deadline for other UK national titles.

With an impressive client list, my work is highly regarded within both the public and private sector. As well as daily commissioned work from the leading Scottish national broadsheet newspapers, The Scotsman and The Herald, he also works from time to time on the picture desk giving him a unique insight in to what picture desks require in a news worthy picture whether it be news, sport or features. In addition Sandy has also covered international events such as The Cannes Film Festival, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, Edinburgh International Festival, The MTV Music Awards, Tartan Week in New York and I am the official photographer for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo.


Whist shooting to a client’s brief I am always looking for a creative image with flair which best projects the product at hand into a newsworthy picture, while adopting the correct professional approach.

Copyright and Ownership of Materials

The entire copyright, title, and intellectual property rights of any Images will remain that of The Photographer at all times throughout the world. Right to a Credit The Photographer asserts both his moral right to be identified as the author of his work and the right to a credit (where possible) is asserted in accordance with Sections 77 –79 of theCopyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or any amendment or re-enactment thereof.Please credit ‘Sandy Young Photography’. The Photographer retains the right in all cases to use the Images covered by this agreement at any time and in any part of the world for the purposes of advertising or otherwise promoting his work. Cancellation or Postponement by the Client When a booking is Confirmed, if it is subsequently cancelled, a cancellation fee will be charged to the client according to the following schedule: (i) When a client cancels photography within less than 7 days business of any confirmed date, a fee of 20% of the booked time rate will be charged. (ii) When a client cancels photography within less than 48 hours of any confirmed date/time, a fee of 50% of the booked time rate will be charged.(iii)When a client cancels photography on the day of the confirmed date, the full fee will be charged. When a booking is confirmed, if it is subsequently postponed, the Photographer will at his discretion charge a fee for postponement. In addition, the client may be charged for any expenses incurred by The Photographer as a result of cancellation or postponement. Charges and Timings If The Photographer provides a quote to The Client, the fee will be charged at that agreed rate.The Photographer generally requests a brief at the time of booking (via email or verbally). Where extra expenses or time are incurred or needed by the Photographer as a result of alterations to the original brief by the Client or otherwise at their request, the Photographer will reserve the right to charge the Client extra expenses and fees. If The Client changes the length of the job, the fee will increase as per the agreed hourly rate.If The Client is delayed or running late and the job runs into extra time again the fee will increase as per the agreed hourly rate.The Photographer will make The Client aware of timings and should the work run into extra time he will make the client aware of this and the associated costs.There is a mutual understanding between The Client and The Photographer that punctuality is important and respected by all parties. If it becomes apparent when the job starts that it is much bigger or different job to the agreed brief it will be made clear to the Client that The Photographer’s fee may increase.If the Photographer is unable to contact the client/payer of invoice at that time work will stop until contact has been made. On the occasion that incorrect information is given by the Client regarding a booking (wrong location, wrong time etc.) or the Client fails to arrive at the agreed location/time, the full fee will be charged to the Client. If on arrival at a booked job there is an issue (outside of the Client or Photographer’s control) such as bad lighting or restrictions are in use of where the shoot is taking place, a fee may be charged to cover time. Quoted fees include mileage up to 80 miles round trip.Additional mileage will be charged at 45 pence per mile thereafter. Any congestion charges, road toll charges and parking costs will be billed to the client as a Photographer expense and will be added onto the invoice. Payment Terms and Payment Payment terms are strictly 30 days from the date of the relevant invoice (“the Due Date”)unless agreed in advance and in writing; The Photographer reserves the right to charge interest at the rate prescribed by the Late Payment Of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 from the due date until the date payment is made. If any invoice issued to the Client is not paid by the Due Date, then all unpaid invoices issued to the Client become due with immediate effect, even if it is less than 28 days from the issue date, and that The Photographer may consider these invoices as overdue when pursuing legal action for the recovery of said debts. Payment by BACS is preferred and bank details will be provided on the invoice. We also accept payment by cheque (made payable to “Jon Bradley Photography Limited”). Liability and Indemnity It is the Client who must satisfy him/herself that all necessary rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction, are obtained and it is acknowledged that The Photographer gives no warranty or undertaking that any such rights, model releases or consents have been or will be obtained whether in relation to the use of names, people, trade marks, registered or copyright designs or works of art depicted in any picture.In the event that the Image issued or reproduced by or with the authority of the Client does not have the necessary rights, releases or consents, then the Client shall indemnify The Photographer against all expenses, damages, claims, or legal costs arising out of any such failure. Archiving of Images All final images will be stored and archived by The Photographer for 1 year.If archived photographs are required after that time or additional storage time is required an admin. fee may be charged.If The Photographer loses images stored in archive or they are stolen, The Photographer is not liable beyond 1 year of storage.Within 1 year, The Photographer is liable to the cost of the originals (a return of the original fee). Applicable Law This agreement shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.

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